Bruz Beers is proud to offer hands-on workshops on beer education and the art of beer making. Charlie Gottenkieny (Co-Owner & Head Brewer) has been brewing more than 27 years and won more than a hundred competition medals-including two AHA Homebrewer of the Year Awards. He has taught brewing and beer styles at several community colleges, has spoken publicly at beer conferences and events, is a nationally recognized beer judge, and will be your workshop guide.
The World of Belgian Beers- Saturday May 12th, 11:00am-1:30pm The World of Belgian Beers- Tuesday May 15th, 7:00-9:00pm Homebrewing 4: Advanced Brewing- Saturday May 26, 9:00am-4:30pm
The World of Belgian Beers- Tuesday June 12th, 7:00-9:00pm The World of Belgian Beers- Saturday June 16th, 11:00am-1:30pm
More dates and group rates available below...
The World of Belgian Beers: An overview and guided tasting of the 15 major categories of Belgian beers. During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to taste more than a dozen Belgian beer styles as you learn the history and characteristics of each. $25.00-Registration is limited. Register Below. Group rate info below.
Homebrewing Workshops: A selection of workshops (by level) designed to give new homebrewers, intermediate and advanced brewers all the knowledge and skills they need to produce high-quality beer.
Homebrewing 1: Introduction to Homebrewing Introduction to Homebrewing is designed for those with little to no homebrewing experience who want to make high-quality beer at home. While you are making an actual batch of beer, you will learn: The basic process for brewing beer Preparing for your brew day – equipment and ingredients Using beer recipes Malt extracts and specialty grains Hops and hop additions Cooling and fermenting beer Cleaning and sanitizing beer equipment Determining the alcohol of your beer Bottling beer Brewing resources
Homebrewing 2: Intermediate Brewing Take your extract brewing to the next level and improve the quality of your beers through Bruz’s Intermediate Brewing workshop. Topics include: Recipe formulation Malt types and their uses Water treatment Hop varieties and calculations Yeast types, starters and wild yeasts Fermentation – primary/secondary, temperatures, and management Bottling and kegging Equipment acquisitions and upgrades Resources
Homebrewing 3: All-Grain Brewing All-Grain Brewing is a hands-on workshop that walks you through the process from start to finish. While you make an actual batch of all-grain beer, you will learn: All-grain recipes and how to formulate them All-grain equipment What happens during the mashing process Types of mashes and mash stages First and second runnings Controlling your mash to get the results you want Sparging and sparge methods Boiling, hop additions, hot and cold break Troubleshooting common problems
Homebrewing 4: Advanced Brewing Bruz Beers’ Advanced Brewing workshop is designed for the advanced homebrewer looking to take his or her brewing to a higher level. During the process of making a decoction-mashed lager, you will learn: Recipe development and fine-tuning Brewing ales and lagers Advanced mashing techniques, including Step-, Decoction- and Cereal- mashing Water chemistry and adjusting brewing water Yeast strains and yeast performance Managing temperature and pH Achieving beer clarity Carbonation and conditioning beer Wood-aged beers and sour beers Troubleshooting common problems
Our Homebrewing workshops are the best way to get started making your own high-quality beer right at home! $25.00-Registration is limited. Register Below.
Other upcoming brewing courses: Brewing Belgian Beers Brewing Sour Beers
Workshops located at:
Bruz Beers 1675 W 67th Ave #100 Denver, CO 80221 (At the intersection of 67th Avenue & Pecos Street)
Our World of Belgian Beers workshop is now available for group reservations. More details HERE.